10 Criminally Underrated Beatles Tracks

2. There€™s A Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4lGuxEWn3c Beginning with a mournful harmonica, There€™s a Place builds into a mature evocation of adolescent spirit €“ capturing the growth of teenage culture and defiance in the late 1950s and 1960s. Lesser appreciated than €˜Twist and Shout€™ and €˜I Saw Her Standing There€™ on the band€™s 1963 debut album Please Please Me, the track is two minutes of pop perfection. Taking its cue from West Side Story€™s Somewhere (There's A Place For Us), Lennon tackles more cerebral matters than the simple love songs of the times. As Lennon takes the low harmony and McCartney the high, the lyrics address meeting adversity by retreating into the refuge of your own mind €“ a message Lennon would go back to time and again throughout his career. The song may well have influenced Brian Wilson who recorded the Beach Boys classic In My Room later in the same year which explores a similar theme of solitude and retreating to be with your own thoughts. Lennon at his best.
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